Alaska Milk Completes 100% COVID-19 Vaccination for Employees

In order to protect its people and safely continue to provide affordable nutrition to Filipino families, Alaska Milk Corporation (AMC) has vaccinated 100% of its willing and eligible employees as of 24 November 2021. This includes the company’s frontliners in its manufacturing plant in San Pedro, Laguna, the field sales staff, and its employees who are currently working from home.



We started our vaccination drive in June of this year, and we are proud of our employees for choosing to get the jab so we can protect not just ourselves, but our community,” said Tarang Gupta, AMC’s Managing Director. “Vaccines definitely work and we thank the National Government and our private sector partners for letting us purchase these vaccines and face the new normal confidently as a company,” added Gupta.


Before rolling out the vaccination drive to its employees, AMC also organized webinars and information sessions for all its employees about COVID-19 vaccines since the start of the year. These sessions were facilitated by credible medical experts in order to raise awareness on the benefits and risks of vaccination so that employees may arrive at an educated and informed decision. Resultant from this information drive, only 0.08% chose not to avail of the free vaccines due to medical and other reasons.


After a successful vaccination campaign for its employees, Alaska will now focus on getting them their booster shots and vaccines to their dependents and children. “Alaska is a family. The health and wellness of our employees’ dependents are important to us. If the Alaska family is strong physically and mentally, then the company remains just as strong,” shares Gupta.


Since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, AMC has kept the health and safety of its personnel as its top priority. In order to prevent virus transmission in AMC’s manufacturing plant while continuing 100% of operations, shifting duties were implemented, ring fencing was done per area, and care kits containing vitamins, isopropyl alcohol, face shield, and face masks were provided to their employees. Moreover, free accommodation and meals were provided to frontliners in order to lessen the risk of acquiring the virus elsewhere. An Enhanced Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA) testing machine was also donated to the City Government of San Pedro to contribute to the testing efforts in the city. Because of these careful and preventive measures at the height of the pandemic, AMC was able to continue providing affordable nutrition nationwide despite challenging circumstances. The provision of free vaccines continues AMC’s tradition of putting the welfare of its employees first.


Our people always come first. Our business will thrive only when our people are healthy and safe. Our purpose of providing affordable nutrition to every Filipino family will then come naturally. For almost 50 years, this is the principle behind Alagang Alaska,” added Gupta.



Aside from its vaccination campaign, AMC continues its commitment to nation-building through its various AlasKaunlaran projects: the AlasKalusugan School Milk Feeding Program, the AlasKalikasan Wrapper Redemption Project, the AlasKabuhayan Livelihood and Nutrition Project, and the AlasKarunungan Digital Literacy Project.